/// Third Foxconn Worker Dies Due to Explosion, Apparently Caused by "Combustible Dust" [BoomTown]
A third worker has died from an explosion at a Foxconn plant in China that makes Apple products, the contract manufacturer said on Sunday. The company said it us still investigating the blast, but said initial findings suggest “that the accident was caused by an explosion of combustible dust in a duct.” Foxconn said it has halted production at that plant and similar plants pending the investigation. The facility is believed to make Apple’s iPad Statement from Foxconn Technology Group Update on the Tragic Accident at Foxconn Technology Group’s Hongfujin Precision Electronics (Chengdu) Co. Facility Foxconn can confirm that, sadly, a third employee has died from injuries from the May 20 explosion at one of the polishing workshops at our company’s Hongfujin Precision Electronics (Chengdu) Co. Ltd. facility in Chengdu. Fifteen other employees were injured in that accident and six of those employees have been treated and released from the hospital.